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February, when thoughts turn to baseball

February 14, 2015 Is it spring yet? The temperature dropped and all of my thoughts have turned to warmer weather. When I think of spring I think of baseball (and a wee bit of softball. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

February 14, 2015 ARMC future Q. Readers in a dinner conversation questioned, "What future plans are being considered for the hospital?" A. more »»

ARMC cares about your heart health ... and so should you

February 14, 2015 You may think you’re not old enough to have a serious heart condition or that heart disease happens only to others, but these statistics tell a different story: Heart disease is the No. more »»

The greatest love

February 14, 2015 Love is in the air! That's why roses fly out of flower shops. That's why chocolate melts in everyone's mouth today. That's why restaurants are filled to capacit. more »»

Reel Fun a wonderful fundraiser

February 13, 2015 We’re hoping for some real fun for participants at Saturday’s Reel Fun Ice Fishing Tournament on Grand Lak. more »»

In need of economic stability

February 12, 2015 As the ancients Say wisely, have a care o’ th’ main chance, And look before you, ere you leap; For as you sow, ye are like to rea. more »»

Obama needs to back up words with action

February 12, 2015 “The United States will always defend our interests and uphold our commitments to allies and partners,” President Barack Obama wrote in the introduction to a foreign policy statement he sent to... more »»

Audit of Defense Dept. could bring needed change

February 11, 2015 Four U.S. senators who may be viewed by some as unlikely allies are sponsoring a bill that could be one small step toward a rational defense spending policy. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. more »»

American flag is our ultimate symbol

February 10, 2015 There is an activity I used to use in my communication classes to demonstrate the power of symbols. I would ask the students to tear a sheet of paper into three parts. more »»

Jordan deserves our support, military aid

February 10, 2015 Islamic State terrorists have beheaded Christian children, buried prisoners alive and crucified people, often videotaping their atrocities and sharing them with the worl. more »»

Budget is anything but practical

February 9, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washingto. more »»

Unemployment rate shows Michigan is on the rebound

February 7, 2015 Here’s some great news to get your weekend off to a great start — Michigan’s unemployment rate no longer is in the top 10 of the United State. more »»

Last wishes: Enhancing quality of life at end of life

February 7, 2015 Etta Lynn Beck’s last wish was to marry her longtime love, John Lane. Their love story dates back more than two decades, when they met while working at a gas station in Big Rapids. more »»

Ownership and belonging

February 7, 2015 But now thus says the LORD, He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. more »»

Get ready for another business expo, book sale

February 6, 2015 Fifteen years ago the advertising manager of The Alpena News convinced newspaper staffers that we could host and pull off a need at the time in the community — an expo for businesse. more »»

Balanced budget tour resonates with Americans

February 5, 2015 It is no wonder that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been received so favorably in his multi-state tour on behalf of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. more »»

Growth needs some substance to it

February 4, 2015 A recent newspaper column warned about runaway growth in Northeast Michigan. more »»

We are responsible for our future

February 3, 2015 Progress is often a double-edged sword. On one side, progress and positive change are needed to stay alive. more »»

More limits needed on government spending, not fewer

February 3, 2015 President Barack Obama and other liberals attempt to bolster their argument for higher taxes and bigger, more expensive government by noting deficit spending has been reduced from the $1... more »»

Thankfully, president backing away from eliminating 529 plan tax breaks

February 2, 2015 Making community college free for virtually anyone who wants to attend is a plan President Barack Obama is eager for the public to know about — and, of course, to be grateful to him as its author. more »»



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